Destiny 2 will import your characters — but not much else

If you’ve invested hundreds of hours into Destiny so far, you may be experiencing a mix of anticipation and apprehension over this year’s sequel to the online shooter. What will happen to your precious character and all of that hard-won gear?

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first: You won’t be able to carry over any of your gear, power, or items with you to Destiny 2 when it launches. The good news is that players will be able to import characters in to the sequel, as long as those characters have reached level 20 and done the Black Garden mission. There will also be some sort of “honors” awarded for accomplishments done in the first game.

“We believe this is the best path forward,” Bungie said. “It allows us to introduce the major advancements and improvements that all of us expect from a sequel, ensuring it will be the best game we can create, unencumbered by the past. We’re looking forward to sharing more details with you later this year for how we will honor your legacy in the future.”

The original Destiny is still slated for at least one more big update. Age of Triumph is coming later this month, with more details about the content involved arriving this week.

Source: Bungie. Thanks Kinya!
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Denice J. Cook

Between this new fact and the ominously gigantic shadow Bungie’s nerf bat always seems to cast over Destiny’s characters whenever the players least expect it, I wonder how well Destiny 2 will even wind up selling.

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Reselect Name

Meh.

This game seems more lobby shooter than MMO.

Estranged
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Estranged

Played it?

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PurpleCopper

So…I take it that Destiny didn’t live up to their expectations, so they decided to roll out Destiny 2.

I’m just excited that Destiny 2 is coming out on the PC.

However, there seems to be alot of Destiny fans who see this as an attempt to screw over old players to lure in new players. Like how CCP were abandoning Dust 514 players by making Project Legion/Nova.

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mysecretid

No real indications of failure. I think it has more to do with the fact that the original Destiny was designed for last-gen consoles, while the sequel will be able to make use of the better technical capabilities of the current consoles. And the PC, if the persistent rumors prove true.

Cheers,

Estranged
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Estranged

500 million dollar+ franchise. Featured in their stock reports. Was a total success.

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ihatevnecks

It’s a game that’s been out for 3 years with multiple expansions/DLCs released, and its playerbase is still huge. While players’ tastes are completely subjective, I don’t think the game’s failed to live up to any financial expectations.

Destiny 2 was always in the works, we knew it the moment they said Destiny (as a project, not a single game) was a long-term plan.

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James Crow

ill wait for pc version

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Reht

Me too, hoping we see one.

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Archebius

Unless they make the world feel somewhat more expansive and connected, I probably won’t be signing up for Destiny 2. Learning to raid with some friends will remain a cherished gaming memory, but there just wasn’t enough content for me outside of that.

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Danny Smith

Good, infusing can be fun for a while but upkeeping the same loot for years at a time is actually quite boring. God knows i lovemy Zalos Supercell but when every legendary drop is just number fuel to burn on existing items that makes the whole looter shooter rpg lite feel go away and end up like just a halo reskin with a bit of diablo 3 thrown in.

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Iain B

It will be interesting to see if this is cross-platform. I have Destiny on PS4 and will be playing Destiny 2 on PC.

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mastema

Hopefully they give us more than three character slots this time.

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Greaterdivinity

Seems pretty standard. Still hoping for confirmation of it on PC, but there’s plenty of time for that.

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Dug From The Earth

Awesome

I was super worried that id lose the 3 options I had for designing my characters appearance in Destiny 1.

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Sray

This is fairly standard for games that allow you to carry characters forward from previous games.

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un4tt3nd3d

Wouldn’t it make a sequel kind of pointless if everyone started at a high level and with great gear?

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Wolfyseyes

Honestly, it’s better than nothing IMO. I’ve grown a bit attached to my little sunny gunner.

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